They caused one of the greatest upsets in one-day cricket history when they beat the mighty Australians in 1996 to win the trophy and they have since reached two further semi-finals, in 2007 and 2011.

Cricket World Cup 2019 told a more frustrating story. Sri Lanka were unfortunate to have two matches rained off during the group phase, but this didn’t stop them challenging for the top four positions. A famous win over the hosts England gave them a real chance, however this was followed up with a disappointing defeat to South Africa where they were bowled out for 203.

Like all the Asian sides, they are a very gifted team. They proved that they will not be fazed by any opponent and have the ability to do real damage with some high-quality performers.